Bradford v Millwall

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Bradford are right behind Barnsley in the hunt for that final play off spot. Tricky home game for them in this one, can't afford to let up and let Barnsley get away from them.

Millwall on the other hand got a good win against Sheff U last week, but might have missed out on a chance at the autos. They can't really afford to lose this one, because if they lose and Barnsley win, then suddenly the teams in 6th and 7th would be just 1 point behind them. A win here would go a long way towards confirming their play off spot I think.

Can't call this one, Bradford are massively unpredictable but Millwall are pretty solid on the road. Draw I think.

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Do we ever win at Bradford? It doesn't feel like it.

Dramatic last-gasp Sean Dyche winner up there in 2002(!)

Since then, we have only played one league fixture at VP: a 2-2 draw on the last day of the season in their relegation year.

Oh and there was some meaningless cup game last year that we narrowly lost or something. I forget...
 

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Haha, perhaps the scarceness of games has clouded my view then.
 

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Millwall it seems with half there midfield missing,meanwhile we have half our midfield AND half our defence missing.This could come down to who has the stronger squad.Still think we can pick up the points here 2-1 City
 

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We host Burton on Monday while Bradford travel to Crewe. A defeat tomorrow and a defeat on Monday will probably see us drop to sixth or lower, so this is more of a must-not-lose, rather than a must-win game for us, especially as our remaining fixtures are fairly kind.

On the other hand, six points out of the Easter Weekend all-but guarantees us a play-off spot, so something of a tactical dilemma for Harris.
 

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We don't usually open up away from home anyway, so I don't think Harris would have to change too much from our regular game plan.
 

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Don't mind how many goals.are scored, as long as.both teams end up with the same amount. :)

irrelevant as you're not overtaking either of us with seven games left/ever.
 

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So, not only do we have three players on international duty but Harris has decided to rest Taylor and Gregory also. Hope he knows what he's doing.
 

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this is streaming on bein sports if anyone cares/is bored.
 

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I don't feel I've seen enough League One football in the last 24 hours so this is useful, thanks :2thumb:

I hope no-one took my advice. That first half was awful. Even worse than the Burton-Oldham game. Both sides proper wank, though us more so.

Route one football and no width: in gale-force winds. Harris needs to change things around at half-time.
 

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Pathetic tactics, selection and performance in a particularly important game. Three points a must against Burton now.
 

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Pathetic tactics, selection and performance in a particularly important game. Three points a must against Burton now.
Yup, turned a combative and effective midfield from recent weeks into one with only Thompson offering anything worthwhile.
 

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No idea if that's a good result for us or not really. Game in hand over both and still above both has to be positive, but wouldn't mind any potential top 6 just pulling away a bit now.
 

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Awful game in truth, but what a win that is.

We missed both Lee Evans and Josh Cullen in midfield - but I felt Knott ran around a lot, whilst the new lad Thorpe didn't do much at all.

Milwall didn't offer much - I did expect more. Whilst we saw more of the ball, I think a draw would've be a fairer result. They also missed key players.

Decent attendance, 18,600 - expected more from Millwall.
 

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Tough game in awful conditions,but a massive win for us.Think we just about deserved the points though.
 

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We were in line with Clarkes pass for Proctors disallowed effort and it went sideways straight along the 6 yard box line, not forward. Not sure on the ruling but thought it had to be a forward pass. If so should have been 2-0.

As usual shit ourselves in the last 10 minutes and needed a good Williams save but that's all Millwall offered really, other than that we were the better side in the second half. First half was just a write off.

I get Millwall had players out but they were gash really, it was just a battle against a side who somehow played more long ball than us and were even less ambitious than us. Was surprised given their position in the table and the run they've been on. They liked leaving the boot in as well.
 

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We were in line with Clarkes pass for Proctors disallowed effort and it went sideways straight along the 6 yard box line, not forward. Not sure on the ruling but thought it had to be a forward pass. If so should have been 2-0.

As usual shit ourselves in the last 10 minutes and needed a good Williams save but that's all Millwall offered really, other than that we were the better side in the second half. First half was just a write off.

I get Millwall had players out but they were gash really, it was just a battle against a side who somehow played more long ball than us and were even less ambitious than us. Was surprised given their position in the table and the run they've been on. They liked leaving the boot in as well.

Yes, we are prone to a performance like that. We don't know how to handle sides who sit deep and don't try and press us.
 

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